Learning Disabilities

There are many statutory, voluntary and community based services in south Worcestershire to support you or the person you care for with a learning disability. You’ll find details below.


Family Fund

The Family Fund helps families with a severely disabled child and young people aged 17 and under to have choices and the opportunity to enjoy ordinary life. They can provide financial grants for things that make life easier and more enjoyable for the disabled child, young person and their family, such as washing machines, driving lessons, computers and holidays.

Telephone: 01904 621115

Website: www.familyfund.org.uk

Top of page


Lifelinks

Encourages and supports community involvement for people who may face barriers to participation. The project provides support to enable people to become actively involved in mainstream leisure, social, educational and volunteering opportunities.

Telephone: 01905 27525

Website: www.onside-advocacy.org.uk


Lifeskills Programmes

Worcester College offers a number of courses for adults with learning disabilities to develop life skills and help them get into the job market.

Telephone: 01905 743456

Website: www.howcollege.ac.uk

Top of page


Mencap

Mencap works exclusively with and for people with a learning disability, their families and carers. Their specialist services enable people with a learning disability to develop the skills they need to lead fulfilling lives.

Gateway Clubs

Mencap also run Gateway Clubs providing activities and leisure opportunities for young people with learning disabilities. Within South Worcestershire there are clubs in Droitwich, Evesham, Pershore, Malvern and Worcester. To find out more, contact Mencap’s central office or view website using the details below:

Helpline Telephone: 0207 454 0454

Website: www.mencap.org.uk

Top of page


Monday Night Club

Social club for people with a learning disability. Meet at Barbourne Ex-Servicemens Club, The Moors in Worcester.
Disco, skittles, karaoke, talent show etc

Website: https://mondaynightclub.wordpress.com


Myriad

Support and activity service for people with profound learning difficulties and their families

Telephone: 01905 729190

Websitehttp://www.myriadcentre.co.uk


The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities

They work with people and their families to ensure they can use effective services, play a fuller part in communities and society, and enjoy equal rights.

Telephone: 0800 8081111

Website: http://www.learningdisabilities.org.uk


Osborne Court

Short break (respite) care for children and adults with a moderate to severe learning disabilities. Accessed by a Resource Panel of Learning Disability Integrated Service. Malvern.

Telephone: 01684 612727

Website: www.hacw.nhs.uk


Our Way Self Advocacy

Our Way is a self advocacy group for people with learning disabilities who help them represent themselves and make sure they have a say in the choices and decisions that affect their lives.1

Telephone: 01562 820262

Website: http://www.ourwayselfadvocacy.com

Top of page


Rainbow Autism

Rainbow is a service people for people with High Functioning Autism. It aims to help them live the life they choose by removing barriers, overcoming social exclusion, enabling independent living and increasing mental well-being.

Telephone: 01905 779549

Website: www.rainbowautism.org

Top of page


SpeakEasy N.O.W.

SpeakEasy N.O.W. support people with learning disabilities to speak up for themselves, raise issues that are important to them, share information and ideas with each other and feel more in charge of their lives.

Telephone: 01905 774247

Website: www.speakeasynow.org.uk

Top of page


Worcester Snoezelen

Worcester Snoezelen is a multi-sensory leisure therapy centre for people with special needs of any age. The centre also offers mobile workshops for music, creative arts and movement to music as well as a range of Saturday clubs for young people. Booking essential.

Telephone: 01905 748229

Website: www.worcestersnoezelen.org.uk


Worcester Wanderers Rugby Club

The club has set up a mixed ability team. Aimed at getting adults with learning disabilities into rugby.

Email: ng16@fortroyal.worcs.sch.uk